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Sweat by Terry Hayman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A fleshy man who can remove the top of his skull, aliens who smell awful, copious amounts of sweat and bad cultural jokes. This is not going to be your typical investigation.
Night Jasmine by Lisa Gaines
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Life can take some tough turns. Some people are up to the challenges. Some aren't. Michael knows he has one chance to meet this final challenge. Then even that goes horribly wrong.
Jones'd by Linda Rae Blair
Series: The Preston Andrews Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,350. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder investigation via the dog's perspective, this humorous mystery has Jones providing background information on the goings on in the Andrews household. His views on work, people and situations are bound to give the reader a giggle as Press and the rest of the Virginia team try to find the killer of a young woman who didn't exist just a very few years before she's found on Press's beach--dead!
Bird of Paradise: A Diana Siddal and Mustapha Alawi Mystery Short by Julian Cage
Price: Free! Words: 7,650. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(4.00 from 1 review)
In this tale by Atlanta-based mystery writer Julian Cage, the discovery of the months-old corpse of a woman leads Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi to two older men, one a lover and the other something of a mentor. One man loves theatre; the other came to love it. But neither expected what would happen when the woman and her partner tried to raise money for a theatre company.
Solitude Separations by Saundra McKee
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The daughter that Dana gave up for adoption comes back into her life seeking help in finding the killer of the man she loved. When a young Amish man from Solitude meets a similar fate, Dana and her Amish friend Fannie fear the deaths are connected and seek justice for the grieving families. This is the 19th in the Amish Country Murder Mystery Series.
I, Detective by Anthony North
Price: Free! Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You’ll find every type of crime and all manner of detectives in this dip-in volume of 16 short stories. Meet Cass Nova, who just can’t separate his personal and professional life. Go back to the 19th century with Marmaduke Grey; experience the battle of different detection methods in Hard Cop, Soft Cop; and as for The Matilda Chronicles … please forgive me, Agatha.
Uruguayo Shade - Adventures In Uruguay and Argentina by Allan R. Wallace
Series: Hacktivism, Speculative Fiction Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Between tranquil insights from what could be an Uruguay travel guide; action and adventure explode. Our hero's a skilled hacker with a peculiar hobby. He drains financial assets of those who've become wealthy by destroying the future of others. It's a good hobby and pays well for the punishment he applies. 'Bob' now faces torture and death when a hacking exploit goes wrong.
Kung Fu Shuffle..A Mystery Times Kids Series (Stories Geared 4 Boys) by Christine L. Szymanski
Series: Mystery Time Kids, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I’m Ronald and while playing in our Uncle Derrick’s hologram machine, something went terribly wrong. Now we’re stuck as we battle our way through time. We are all hoping to finally beat the game and be sent home. But watch out for the deadly, Black Shadow. He can be anyone in this alternate universe. But don’t worry, with our unique gifts and smarts, we’ll find our way back…I hope!!
Chief Inspector Jewel Friedman by Jan Jacob Mekes
Series: Jewel Friedman Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet Detective... uh... Chief Inspector Jewel Friedman, a brilliant, quirky young woman who is one of the most talented detectives of Scotland Yard. Follow in her footsteps as she solves five bizarre murder cases, taking her from London to Hawaii, to great heights and great depths.
Hell Found Me [A Damian Manx Case File] by Greg Redd
You set the price! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Senior Detective Damian Manx is 2188 NextYorkCity's best investigator when it comes to Unexplained Death cases. But even he is stumped when a series of brutal murders take place seemingly without any useful clues. Now he's got five dead bodies, a new partner and an ME with an obsessive interest in the past to deal with. "Hell Found Me" is a short narrative rewriting of a NPD Case File from 2188
Bye Bye Birdie by Dana Mentink
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Blueberry farmer Misty Hart hears an eerie voice floating through the trees. Before she knows it, she’s in the middle of a mystery involving an abducted parrot, a missing treasure and a political feud. If she doesn’t get to the bottom of the mess quickly, someone will put her on ice faster than her famous pies. At the end of this short cozy mystery is the recipe for Misty’s blueberry pie filling.
You are Going to Die, Love Mom by Keith Allen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
After receiving a mysterious note from his deceased mother, Jeremy Wixler races to solve the riddle his mother has laid out. If he does not, tomorrow will be his last day.
Yatsuhashi for Lance by Edith Maxwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Elise Chase teaches English in Japan and is about to start a graduate program back in the States. When she agrees to accept a package for her friend Lance, things go terribly wrong and change her life forever. Years later she sends him a sweet package of revenge.
Reduction in Force by Edith Maxwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Jackie Rousseau loses her job as a software engineer to outsourcing, she manages to stay afloat financially. She sees the damage the reduction in force wreaks on her friends' lives, though, and decides to deliver a dose of revenge.
Sherlock Holmes and The Cagliari Affair by Dick Gillman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A request by the Italian ambassador sends Holmes and Watson plunging into the dark world of anarchists in Victorian London. The King of Italy, known for taking risks when traveling incognito in London becomes their target. Holmes also takes a grave risk to protect the King in Greenwich whilst the ambassador's Venetian Masked Ball gives the anarchists a further opportunity to achieve their goal.
The Angel of Mons by Patrick Bernauw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
A city game or walk in Mons, Belgium - with some of the greatest mysteries of the First World War. From the Angels to the Hell Hound of Mons: a World War One Experiment with Black Propaganda - or what we would call now: "PSYOPS!" The game can be played at home, with this ebook, or in the city of Mons... But above all, this "The Angel of Mons" is also a tall tale, an urban legend, a true story!
Pair of Knaves by Alex Brightsmith
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A pair of ultra short stories, almost flash fiction, exploring the murky, ambiguous world of Kathryn Blake through the eyes of two of her associates.
Murder in Glen Ridge by R Bremner
Price: $2.29 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Glynnis Muldaur has been murdered on the streets of Glen Ridge, an upscale neighborhood, one snowy evening. A determined woman wends her way through the mystery, with help (or hindrance) from her psychiatrist husband, from a gorgeous next-door neigbor (who may or may not be having an affair with her husband), and from the murdered woman's spouse.
Le Mystère de Mons by Bernauw en Borms
Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: French. Published: January 2, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
En août 1974, Richard Evans a été trouvé mort sur un banc dans un parc à Mons. Dans ses mains il tenait un polaroïd sur lequel on pouvait voir une jeune hippie en tenue légère. Dans une remise secrète, une boîte à biscuits avec une série de photos avec la fille du polaroïd, datée d’août 1914 jusqu’à 1964… Jeu promenade en ville de Mons, Belgique. Thème: La Grande Guerre.
Shirley Link & The Hot Comic by Ben Zackheim
Series: Shirley Link, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Thor, Iron Man and The Hulk need some help! A perfect edition of The Avengers #1 comic book is about to be stolen by a supremely confident thief. Can the first appearance of the super-team escape his clutches? If Shirley has anything to say about it, you bet. But even with a ton of clues she senses more is going on than a simple heist. Is her new arch-enemy after more than a valuable comic book?